You'd better take care
You'd better check your underwear
Nanny's coming to town
Nanny's coming to call
Nanny's coming to call on you, today.."
Yes folks, up until now Nanny was just someone you read about and had nightmares about.
Now she's coming to town, possibly to a home near you, in person!
Cue the dramatic "DUN DUN DUN!" music.
Nanny has decided that some people really don't know how to behave. Therefore she is going to send in her own battalion of supernannies to the homes of "problem" families.
This is yet another of Nanny's answers to anti social behaviour.
Nanny will send disciplinarians, no jokes about phone box cards and personal services please folks, to impose order on problem households.
Specially trained social workers will use similar techniques to those used by the Channel 4 series "Supernanny", they will be assigned to individual families for up to 15 months.
Nanny's chums in the Home Office say that there will be "no escape" from them, as they spend "morning, noon and night" with parents and their youngsters.
I thought that house arrest was generally only practiced by third world dictatorships?
The nannies will do the job of the parents, and totally take over every aspect of the family's daily lives; they will arrive early each morning to ensure the household is out of bed and youngsters sent to school. Their tasks will include ensuring children are properly fed and dressed, and encouraging layabout parents to find a job.
It really has come to this, that the state is now taking over the role of the parent!
Once that happens, any last vestige of resistance to Nanny will be crushed.
Nanny's little troll, Hazel Blears the Home Office minister, puts it rather "eloquently":
"What makes this project distinctive and different is that a lead person 'grips' the household and the range of services and professionals that are involved with the families."
Case workers will be ordered to do whatever it takes, within the law, to gain access to the family home every morning. They will stay until the young children are put to bed in the evening, and until they are confident the older children are off the streets.
Nanny's Home Office said:
"These workers will be with the family morning, noon and night.
If they have to shout through the letter box and bang on doors to get through the door, that is what they will do."
By the way, this will cost £15,000 per family.
Nanny has forgotten that the reason that families are behaving like this is because the state, by interfering in our daily lives, has taken away people's self responsibility.
To my view there is simpler solution, stop paying benefits to anti social scumbags and run them out of town.
Less than a hundred years ago local communities would take matters into their own hands when a family was considered to be disruptive. The residents would gather outside the house of the nuisance family, and start to bang dustbin lids and shouting until the family got the message and left town; the family would be literally "drummed" out of town.
We do not owe people a living; PERIOD!